Cheney More “Evolved” than Obama on Gay Marriage

Sunday, June 26, 2011

With New York becoming the sixth state state to legalize same-sex marriage, and President Obama’s handlers saying his position on the subject is “evolving,” I thought this would be a perfect time to compare and contrast Obama’s ridiculous view on the subject to that of his cousin, former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Back in June, 2009, speaking to the at the National Press Club. Cheney reiterated his support for same-sex marriage, as long as the issue is decided by the states not the Federal government.

Said Cheney:

“I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish. But I don’t have any problem with that.”

President Obama’s disgraceful opposition to marriage equality articulated just days before the 2008 election couldn’t have been more succinct:

“I believe that marriage is between a man and woman and I am not in favor of gay marriage.”

So folks, there you have it. In the afterglow of New York’s marriage equality decision, President Obama is less evolved on same-sex marriage than either Dick Cheney, or for that matter, Laura Bush.

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13 Responses to Cheney More “Evolved” than Obama on Gay Marriage

  1. Brigadoon says:

    Obama’s position on gay marriage is identical to Pope Benedict XVI, Tony Perkins and Maggie Gallagher. Can you imagine it? And the Obama administration wonders why gay ATMs are closed to him 2012? With the New York vote, Obama has an opportunity to take the leadership reigns on the issue and really show the country and the world who he is, and who the U.S. is, but Obama is a sniveling coward, more worried about religious conservatives than the majority of Americans.

  2. stradella says:

    Like I told you guys all along. Barry is like every other street corner brother I saw growing up.

    He hides behind his granny’s shirt, then his mother’s skirt, then his girlfriend’s skirt and finally, the Bible’s pages. Obama stands for nothing. Which means, he is nothing.

    People thought this pitiful brother would lead with the moral authority of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the political clarity of John F. Kennedy, and the strength of Malcolm X. Instead, we got Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordon in 30 Rock.

  3. DMason says:

    Obama is less important than a bump on a log.

  4. Tiny Dancer says:

    I hope Sasha or Malia turns out to be gay.

    Then Obama will spend the rest of his natural life feeling guilty that he did so little for the LGBT community when he has the opportunity. Guilt is powerful and it can eat you alive.

  5. when one of the most evil and despicable people to ever be part of this country – dick cheney – is more “evolved” on any issue than you (you meaning obama) – then you know you have a complete sniveling coward in the white house

    he really has a golden opportunity to “evolve” – and have that evolution come to fruition – the people he is trying to pander are NEVER EVER going to vote for him – but being the great “accomodater” obama will let this one ride out – like he does everything else.

    i used to just be disappointed in obama – now i am beginning to dislike him. hard to believe this is the best we can do for leadership. then again when the oil companies and banks are really running the country – i guess you get what you pay for – a corporate tool bent on serving the masters of the checkbook

  6. ItsMyCountryToo
    IP no. 50.15.243.19.

    Attacking posters gets you banned.

    And a publication of your IP number. Have a nice day!

  7. Estacada says:

    After nearly three years in the White House, what I see in Obama is a man much more concerned about the religious right than his base.

    Obama assumes the base will come along with him regardless of how he governs. To some extent, he’s correct. Where can people turn? All I know is, Obama says he’s opposed to DOMA but, what has he done to repeal it? Nothing, that’s what.

  8. Shayne K. says:

    It’s interesting how Andrew Cuomo came into office and announced passing gay marriage was one of his top priorities. People responded and now, not only is same-sex marriage legal in New York, Cuomo is viewed a bold and decisive leader. Obama, by contrast, is seen as a politician who prefers to calculate and triangulate. But a leader? Not so much.

  9. Jolly Roger says:

    I believe I’ve had the pleasure of having to get rid of your pal from Houston myself. Gotta love the trolls.

  10. fran says:

    Cheney is no bastion of acceptance or being progressive!
    wiki quote:
    In 2004, public attention focused again on (Mary) Cheney’s sexuality when the Bush administration supported the Federal Marriage Amendment, a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would limit marriage to heterosexual couples and also ban civil unions and domestic partnership benefits. Cheney did not publicly express her opinion of the amendment at the time. In her 2006 autobiography Now It’s My Turn, Cheney stated her opposition to the amendment. However, at the time, she remained silent to support Bush’s re-election bid. In August 2004, Dick Cheney reiterated the position he took in the 2000 Presidential campaign: that the issue should be handled by individual state governments. He added, though, that Bush determined his administration’s policies and his policy supported the Federal Marriage Amendment

    So Cheney loved his gay daughter, while pushing a ban on gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnership benefits.

    In summary, Cheney’s “love” stinks.

    That does not let Obama slide. This mish mosh of States Rights is a royal mess.

  11. Johnny says:

    Obama hasn’t done squat for gays. All he’s done is sign two bills that landed on his desk with no help from him. Obamabot Rachel Maddow claimed, regarding the hate crimes legislation, “they said it’d never happen.” Really Rachel, who exactly are the “they” morons, because that bill passed when Bush was president, but of course he didn’t sign it. All we needed was a Democrat in office, or an alleged one in Obama’s case. The bill inevitably plopped on his desk and of course he signed it. He didn’t even have a choice, imagine the outrage if he hadn’t. And DADT only got struck down because of the efforts of Dan Choi and Get Equal publicly embarrassing him. And he’s now trying to get Choi thrown in prison for that.

  12. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    It’s time for Obama to stop loitering on the fringes and come out in favor of marriage equality.

    Such a declaration wouldn’t amount to an evolution but, a return to his position before deciding the the bright lights of Washington DC and the White House sounded appealing. You see, Obama was pro-gay marriage in Chicago but became a rightwinger on the subject later, when the US senate beckoned and the beyond, the presidency.

    Until Obama returns to his roots, I cannot support his reelection. More than half my friends are gay and I refuse to throw them under the bus.

  13. Gotta love the trolls.

    I really don’t and fortunately, I rarely get them.

    As people know, I’m all about debate, arguing and going to the floor to defend your particular point of view. But name calling and attacks don’t fly.

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